OK, let’s be blunt for a moment. Every restriction I’ve listed above can be fixed.
BUT, if your attitude is poor, nothing will change.
A bad attitude is like having a flat tyre on your car…you’re going nowhere.
Instead, you need to take a long hard look at your game and be honest with yourself.
I said earlier the biggest problem in mixed doubles is the male ego and ignorance.
Here’s a classic scenario…
The guy is stuck in his deep backhand corner and the shuttle is high. They hit a short length backhand clear to the centre of the court. The lady remains on the T, where you tell her to be… with her racket up. Your opponent smashes the shuttle through the woman and you blame her for not keeping her racket up and returning the shuttle. This happens every week in clubs with the man generally blaming the woman for the loss of point. I rest my case and can point to many of the items listed above for the reason why…
BUT, this article isn’t about men, it covers all players. I gave you a simple example above which I’m sure will resonate with you.